Military Expenditure (As % of GDP) in Burundi

Military expenditure as a share of GDP reached 1.98 % in 2017 in Burundi, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. This is 11.6 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, military expenditure as a share of GDP in Burundi reached an all time high of 8.04 % in 2001 and an all time low of 0.435 % in 1963. When compared to Burundi's main peers, military expenditure as a share of GDP in Rwanda amounted to 0.975 %, 1.14 % in Tanzania, 1.68 % in Uganda and 0.699 % in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2017.

Burundi has been ranked 50th within the group of 146 countries we follow in terms of military expenditure as a share of GDP, 34 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Military expenditure is derived from the NATO definition, which includes all current and capital expenditure on the armed forces, including peacekeeping forces, defence ministries and other government agencies engaged in defence projects, paramilitary forces, if these are judged to be trained and equipped for military operations, and military space activities.


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